Note: The FW2B and the FW4B had an issue such that they would not work with HDMI displays with a resolution of 1440p (2560×1440). That issue has been resolved using the latest BIOS, version BSW4L009. See the table below to download the latest versions.
Note: Intel has recently announced a security vulnerability that is described at:
The FW1, FW2, FW4A and FW6 Vaults may be affected by this vulnerability. The FW2B and FW4B are not affected. Protectli understands the urgency of this issue and we are working with our partners to generate BIOS updates to address the issue. We will post the updated BIOS and/or timelines for updated BIOS on this page shortly.
BIOS is the abbreviation for Basic Input Output System. It is a small program that is stored on non-volatile memory that is used to initialize the system hardware during the boot process. BIOS is installed on every system when it ships, but occasionally there are upgrades to the BIOS to address various issues. This page has a table with all of the current versions of BIOS for the Vault. BIOS can be downloaded from this table by clicking on the “Download Link” entry and used to upgrade the BIOS on the Vault.
The currently installed BIOS version can be found on the main BIOS page, as seen in the example screenshot below (circled in red):
BIOS Main Tab
See this link for instructions on how to install BIOS on the Vault.
|Model||Download Link||BIOS ID||Notes||Release Date||SHA 256 Hash|
|FW1||1-190708||BTL4A012||New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before Legacy||August 1, 2019||8de83761ba635e209b6e22c8f2ede5a17ede97e568855ebcd73942ead4d37041|
|FW2||2-190708||BTL4A012||New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before Legacy||August 1, 2019||aeacec528502a1df887a13e7975dfe701ad525fa791c0f1a65bb9b47c18a00e3|
|FW4A||4A190619||E38L4A12||New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before Legacy||August 1, 2019||05452f13491ad5fd2503bfb8f1fc379c44e1d1b1149cec0c7cf789601c62aa54|
|FW2B||2B191022||BSW4L009||HDMI 1440p Display Fix||October 22, 2019||fa3824ea585655bae72183e368463f81ef4a2fa773873b075dd6127e71810f94|
|FW4B||4B191022||BSW4L009||HDMI 1440p Display Fix||October 22, 2019||fa3824ea585655bae72183e368463f81ef4a2fa773873b075dd6127e71810f94|
|FW6A||6-190708||KBU6LA09||New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before Legacy||August 1, 2019||75f2888a66138d7bfcd0476492c8de1ecfe7e0d749d1d73c4911a747e613f4a4|
|FW6B||6-190708||KBU6LA09||New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before Legacy||August 1, 2019||75f2888a66138d7bfcd0476492c8de1ecfe7e0d749d1d73c4911a747e613f4a4|
|FW6C||6-190708||KBU6LA09||New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before Legacy||August 1, 2019||75f2888a66138d7bfcd0476492c8de1ecfe7e0d749d1d73c4911a747e613f4a4|
|RM8||R8191008||RM8 V1.2||Initial Released Version||October 8, 2019||5dfb4a82481e58d700b24dcb2d2ef32ba178c11a962025d386203ed685cd0458|
Some older versions of the FW1 and FW2 Vaults do not have a COM port. These units are still compatible with the FW1 and FW2 BIOS listed above.
Some older versions of FW1 and FW2 Vaults do not automatically update the new Boot Order with version BTL4A012. If this occurs, follow the steps below to set the Boot Order:
- Power off the unit
- Reboot the unit and hit the DEL key to enter BIOS
- Select the Boot Tab
- Select “F3” to Load Optimized Defaults
- Verify the proper Boot order of 1) UEFI mSATA 2) UEFI USB 3) Legacy mSATA 4) Legacy USB
- Select “F4” to Save and Exit
- Verify the system boots correctly
|Model||Download Link||BIOS ID||Notes||Release Date|
|FW1||1-181025||BTL4A010||Intel Spectre and Meltdown fixes||October 25, 2018|
|FW2||2-180706||BTL4A008||Intel Spectre and Meltdown fixes||July 6, 2018|
|FW4A||4A180804||E38L4A05 V1.03||Intel Spectre and Meltdown fixes, COM port fix||August 4, 2018|
|FW2B||2B190619||BSW4L007||New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before Legacy||August 1, 2019|
|FW4B||4B190619||BSW4L007||New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before Legacy||August 1, 2019|
|FW6A||6-180614||KBU6LA06||Intel ME, Spectre and Meltdown fixes||June 14, 2018|
|FW6B||6-180614||KBU6LA06||Intel ME, Spectre and Meltdown fixes||June 14, 2018|
|FW6C||6-180614||KBU6LA06||Intel ME, Spectre and Meltdown fixes||June 14, 2018|
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